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Cabbage with Shrimps

Not many people would be aware of this cabbage and shrimps pairing, but this dish is quite common is bengali households. During my childhood I used to refuse any preparation of cabbage, till the time my mum started cooking it this way.

This is quite easy and hassle-free to prepare. Some people like to cook it with peas instead of shrimps. However, I prefer it this way to give a non-veg twist to it.

Cabbage with Shrimps


  • Shrimps - 250 gms, cleaned and deveined
  • Cabbage - 1, small sized, finely shredded
  • Bay leaf - 1 no.
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp., grated
  • Whole cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp.
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp.
  • Onions - 2 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes - 2, medium sized, finely chopped
  • Oil - 4 tbsp.
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp.
  • Salt as per taste


  1. Heat oil in a kadai, add the shrimps along with a little bit of turmeric powder and salt. Saute for about 5 minutes. Take out from kadai and keep aside.
  2. Now add bay leaf and cumin seeds. Let it crackle for few seconds.
  3. Add chopped onion and grated ginger. Fry for 3-4 minutes. Then add the cabbage and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Then add the turmeric, red chilli and coriander powder. Mix well and add the chopped tomatoes, salt and sugar. Lower heat, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Add the fried shrimps, cover and further cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove cover, turn up heat and cook stirring continuously till it becomes dry.

Post by My Saffron Kitchen